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Dust off your hog and ride to benefit veterans

The Ride for Vet’s fundraiser on Saturday, June 17, will help to give homeless veterans that new start in life.
The Ride for Vet’s fundraiser on Saturday, June 17, will help to give homeless veterans that new start in life. Provided by Boise Rescue Mission

Help Up Foundation is hosting a Rescue Ride for the Vets on Saturday, June 17, at Quinn’s Restaurant, 1005 S. Vista Ave., Boise.

Registration is from 10 to 11:15 a.m., with kickstands up at 11:30 a.m.

The ride starts from Quinn’s and visits Crooked Fence Barrelhouse, Rudy’s, Sully’s Bar and ends at Victor’s Hogs and Horns. Each stop includes games, including but not limited to darts, horseshoes and a bean bag toss.

Cost is $20 per rider or $30 for two-up (rider and passenger). Donate three canned goods and get $5 off your registration.

The third annual event is a fundraiser for the Boise Rescue Mission Veterans Ministry Program, which provides transitional living to homeless veterans and is focused on connecting those veterans with resources to help them maintain independence and enjoy a productive life.

The mission also works with the Boise Office of Veterans Affairs (VA) and organizations like Help Up Foundation, which provides innovative and effective programs to support veterans.

Go to boiserm.org/event/rescue-ride-vets.

Since 2010, the Boise Rescue Mission Veterans Ministry Program has helped successfully transition more than 250 individuals to independent living, with fewer than 20 returning for extended care.

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